Food & Faith Gathering
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and a coalition of faith-based and community groups hosted the High Country's FIRST Food & Faith Gathering on May 19, 2018 at the Boone United Methodist Church.
It featured panel speakers, facilitated discussion, and breakout sessions. The Food and Faith Gathering aims to strengthen the network of faith communities growing, redistributing, and sharing food as a part of their faith witness, as well as introduce people who are new to this work to ways they can become involved.
Goals of the Gathering Offered a Space for:
If you would like to become involved, please contact Dave Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Piedmont Women in Agriculture's goal is to gather women in farming together for learning about: personal, economic and environmental sustainability; creating connections through the food system and developing networks for collaboration and peer-to-peer education.
Piedmont Women in Agriculture believes that “this woman’s work” should be supported throughout the Piedmont as every person in every community benefits by having a productive, secure and sustainable food system. On February 23rd-24th, farmhers from across the North Carolina piedmont came together to become involved and learn about how female farmers are building our region's local food system.
The High Country Food Summit
The High Country Food Summit is a gathering of scholars, farmers, and food lovers, to explore a theme important to our region. 2017's Food Summit, titled “Dynamic Traditions, Resourceful Communities” included a conversation with Ronni Lundy, author of Victuals, as well as an exploration of how communities are building economic and ecological wealth from food waste. 2016's Food Summit, titled "Seeding Community Resilience" featured Seed-saving and agrobiodiversity conservation, Intergenerational knowledge exchange,
Community gardening, and Improving food access.
Other Food Summit activities encourage attendees to explore what makes High Country communities both unique and uniquely regenerative: self-healing, self-sustaining, innovative, and resourceful. A locally-sourced lunch is also served.